Where are the useful sticky topics we used to have?
Migrating from one community platform to another does have its drawbacks. Those stickies are somewhere down the list of topics.
It’s very slow to draw pages. Sorry.
Where are the user identifiers to tell you who is WD Staff?
I’m working on that.
Oh, and ‘trust level’, and number of posts/kudos, to help people get some idea of whether the responder knows what they’re talking about.
That’s the purpose of the badges. For those of you that have been around, the badges will begin to populate more and more based on your previous activities.
On a tablet, when trying to enter text in the reply box, the entry box is squished off the page, and it’s not possible to scroll to the text you’ve already entered.
I’m still making fixes on the mobile site. Please be patient while I finish.
Sort out the ‘trust levels’; it looks like they’ve all been reset to ‘basic user’. I suspect you want them to reflect their previous ‘trusted/honoured etc contributor’ status.
There is no sorting of trust levels. Trust levels are actually aimed at things I won’t be doing on this community. So, no one will be going any higher than Trust Level 2, with the exception of a few WD Staff members.
Similarly, whilst I note that ‘kudos’ have become ‘likes’, the number of thread views seem to have reset to zero. It would be useful if the previous values could be continued, again to give people an idea of the usefulness of a thread.
I’m not sure I understand what you’re talking about. The previous views were carried over. You see them to the right on the forum pages.
What on earth are ‘badges’? Have I gone back to kindergarten, or something?
Then just ignore them.
Is there a ‘mark all as read’ button? I currently have 322 things unread, and 22 new. I don’t think I’m going to go searching…
Yes, It’s to the right on the navbar in the Unread and New tabs.
Whilst the ‘continuous scrolling’ list of threads might be very ‘facebook-like’, and cool [sarcasm], it’s a very poor way of getting to threads; Facebook is a very poor model to follow, since it is almost impossible to find an old post on Facebook.
You can always bookmark or tag topics. But I do understand you pain - been there done that.
A paged list of threads allows you to skip to page n.For long threads, is there a way of getting to the end? Or to a specific point (the paged vs scrolling problem again)? [Edit: the’x/y’ thing has a ‘bottom’ selector]
You do have the little page widget that tells you what page you’re on. Click on the up/down arrows and you can go to the top or bottom.
ps. What benefits was this new forum supposed to offer over the old? So far, I’m not seeing any benefit. [download all my posts might be useful].
It’s an apple and oranges kind of thing.
[Edit: anyone at WD reading this? You asked for feedback, you got it. How about some response? Where’s the obvious ‘new forum feedback’ sticky? @Bill_S anyone?]